Tania on Aug 16, 20225 out of 5 stars
I have been buying the wild black raspberry jam from Ugly Acres for 6 years. I do buy other flavors, but the wild black raspberry is my favorite. I have tried other jams and they don't compare to Ugly Acres. In my opinion, Ugly Acres is the best made jam.
Taking me back to childhood memories
Canning is a gift that I've inherited from my mother. It's the much cherished childhood memory that holds her close to me. So when my husband and I bought a small farm in Windsor, PA and mulberries started popping up all over it, I knew I just had to make some Jam.
That's how it all started. One recipe turned into many. Some are old family recipes, some I've just found and tweaked. Some I've even just made up on the fly. I've always had a knack for building flavors, and that's really the secret to cooking... Flavor. Ingredients play a large roll in building the ideal flavor. So, we grow and use our own fruit when at all possible. Our friends and neighbors even help out by bringing us blackberries from their bushes or giving us access to the pair trees on their land. But, when we do buy ingredients, we buy fresh. With our farm being so close to Lancaster, we have access to many local produce stands and farmers markets. Finding the best and freshest ingredients at market allows us to make the best tasting food while still keeping the price affordable. We also use all natural ingredients. No artificial sweeteners or colors. Just simple food made simply. If you decide to give us a try, I sincerely hope you enjoy our products as much as I've enjoyed making them.
You may be wondering about our name. My name is Ug. Not my legal name, mind you. My given name is Levi, but that name was given to me after the name Ug. Let me explain. I'm sure my mother would be happy to tell you what an adorable baby I was. Blonde hair, bright blue eyes. But, in this family we have a unique sense of humor. So, to get a rise out of all the women fawning and cooing over me, my father had made the off hand remark: "Eh, all babies are ugly, we should name this one Ug". I have two older brothers... It stuck. So I became Ug. Fast forward a couple of decades to when we were looking for a new home we came across a little old farm house sitting vacant in desperate need of some TLC. After we closed the sale I made the off hand remark: "This place needs a ton of work, we should name it Uglie Acres... It stuck. And so it became Uglie Acres and we wouldn't change a thing.
I love to create new dishes by changing and adding flavors to them. You never know what might be cooking in my kitchen but you can guarantee that it will be delicious!
We currently have 6 chickens adding 10 more soon. Why not add them as a production partmer. Without them we would not have this awesome product!
All treats are freshly made to order and with love by my hands.
If you need your treats for a special event or for delivery at a certain time, it's always best to order at least one month in advance and send me a message so we can work out all the details immediately
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
Returns and exchange details
1. I sent you the wrong order (has not happened yet!).
2. I did not send your order in time for your event (has not happened yet!).
3. USPS has either damaged your package or lost it. Insurance is included, free of charge, on all orders. In case of any loss or damage by the post office, I will work with you to give you any supporting documentation when you put in a claim and get your money refunded from USPS. However, this is your responsibility to initiate as the purchaser and take the claim to USPS. This must be done within 3 days of delivery. Pictures of product and all packaging materials are needed to file an insurance claim. https://www.usps.com/help/claims.htm
If for some reason you are absolutely unhappy with your purchase (hasn't happened yet!), please let me know and we can discuss options.
I accept all major credit cards.
Larger orders may require a deposit.
Cancellation of large orders will result in loss of deposit.
If you need a product immediately, please message me before you purchase the items and I can advise if I am able to fulfill the order. A $25 fee is applicable to all rush orders and express shipping will be applied, if necessary.
Great care and effort is put into packaging your order and every order receives special packaging from me including hand wrapped in bubble wrap packaging.
Please make sure that the address provided is accurate with ETSY. If you would like to have your order shipped to a different address, please make a note with your order to whom and where I should send the item to or simply send me a message with the information.
I ship via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days)
Insurance is included, free of charge, on all orders. In case of any loss or damage by the post office, I will work with you to give you any supporting documentation when you put in a claim and get your money refunded from USPS. However, this is your responsibility to initiate as the purchaser and take the claim to USPS.
I have shipped to every state in the US and even Puerto Rico. We currently ship to Canada. However, international shipping rates do apply.
Shipping can become high for multiple items, please contact me before completing the order. We can ship Priority Mail flat rate for larger orders.
***** Shipping overages will be refunded********
Additional policies and FAQs
*What is your WEBSITE?*
*What is your E-MAIL ADDRESS?*
- uglieacres [!at] gmail.com
*What is your FACEBOOK PAGE?*
*DO YOU FILL CUSTOM ORDERS?*
- Yes! I welcome all custom orders, I will even try making a new jam that you might like to try.
*DO I NEED TO REFRIGERATE MY JAM?*
Yes like any other canned product it needs to be refrigerated after opening.
*DO YOU HAVE GIFT CERTIFICATS?
Yes, gift certificates are available. Just send me a message.
*DO YOU HAVE GIFT BASKETS?
Yes we do, we will have pictures loaded soon to the site showing the baskets we are offering at the time. With the price including certain products, you get to pick the flavors and the items that will be included in the basket. Just remember that depending on what you pick will affect the price of the basket.
*HOW DO I ORDER IN BULK?*
It’s easy just send me a message. We will discuss all options including shipping.